Monday, December 21, 2009

Internship with My Eugene

This winter I will be starting an internship with the community news site My Eugene. Jaculynn Peterson, who runs the site out of her home, interviewed me over the phone yesterday and told me a bit about it.

She started the site when she was new to the city, and used it to record her discoveries about her new home. She now has between six and 10 thousand unique visitors per month, and receives far more story suggestions than she can keep up with on her own.

She has decided to take on a number of interns and to redesign and expand the site. She says we will work on group projects as well as individual assignments. She plans to schedule a team meeting soon so that we can all meet each other and to discuss the plans in more detail.

I think this is going to be a great opportunity for me to get experience with local, non-commercial, multimedia journalism, and work with some like-minded people.

6 comments:

t.a. said...

will that be internship, or funternship, as Matt Davis calls the unpaid gigs at the Merc?

KennethEdelstein said...
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info said...

Good to hear, Becca! If the quality of the applicants is any indication, I think it's going to be great for MyEugene - and, ultimately, the community - as well. We're very pleased that you will be joining us. :) Looking forward, Jaculynn

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Isaac Viel said...

Good job, Becca. My girlfriend, Nicole Perkins, will be interning there, too. Have fun and congrats.

becca said...

Well, it sounds like it's going to be fun! Does that make it a "funternship?"